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    I am, Tom, I am... though they don't look half as...

    I am, Tom, I am... though they don't look half as bad from 3 ft away ;)

    Heiko
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    More weathering (last week) and body mounting...

    More weathering (last week) and body mounting couplers (today) - these cars take 1015s unmodified right from the box :)

    https://he-ro.fairuse.org/nextcloud/index.php/s/FZnt8dm5wNSDpwz/download...
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    Interesting. I wasn't aware spot welding was a...

    Interesting. I wasn't aware spot welding was a thing at hobbyist level...

    Thanks,
    Heiko
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    I usually pull a few strands out of some stranded...

    I usually pull a few strands out of some stranded wire.

    Looks like this, after spray painting the turnout:
    120274

    If you start on your #10s (if you have any) you'll have a few practice shots -...
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    ...and there they are, along with three plastic...

    ...and there they are, along with three plastic pellets hoppers, on which I also body-mounted 1015 couplers in wuttermelon's boxes (look him up on Shapeways) and installed metal wheels:
    ...
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    I gotta commend your balls of steel - working...

    I gotta commend your balls of steel - working with plaster without covering the tracks in the vicinity is not something I'd feel comfortable doing :)

    The results definitely are great.

    Heiko
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    Wow, I hadn't even noticed that (though to be...

    Wow, I hadn't even noticed that (though to be fair I didn't look to closely, I knew I was going to change the trucks).

    From the pictures at nscalesupply and Spookshow I'm guessing someone switched...
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    Lowered ride height on my centerbeams. Before and...

    Lowered ride height on my centerbeams. Before and after pictures:

    https://he-ro.fairuse.org/nextcloud/index.php/s/rW88s6DykJnTNnR/download...
  9. @TwinDad...

    @TwinDad: You are most probably right, I misread the post as "I have a (bunch of) NCE boosters, I want to build a DIAB with them" which isn't stated as clearly as what you quote.

    The good thing...
  10. pbender, you're correct, it's not required or...

    pbender,

    you're correct, it's not required or even beneficial for the booster itself.

    But if I read the documents correctly, that DIAB is also supposed to provide two "isolated" loconet...
  11. Well, you will need the LNRP with an appropriate...

    Well, you will need the LNRP with an appropriate power supply, I see no way around that. You can substitute the DCS100 (probably a stand-in for a Digitrax booster - why would they suggest a command...
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    That didn't last long... that Maryland hobby...

    That didn't last long... that Maryland hobby store had some 10% discount on some cars I wanted (and on some cars some friends wanted)
    ...
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    My xtrkcad agrees with BN4Ever: 120092 ...

    My xtrkcad agrees with BN4Ever:

    120092

    FWIW, I'd suggest at least 1.25" - because that's what you get for a crossover, like on the right end of my sketch. You can't get a crossover with only 1"...
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    Wow. What a way to get into the right mood for...

    Wow. What a way to get into the right mood for starting a modular group :)

    Heiko
  15. Well, that shouldn't happen, but decoder firmware...

    Well, that shouldn't happen, but decoder firmware programmers are human and make mistakes or miss possible errors too. So they may program their firmware to interpret some weird noise from wiggly...
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    I guess I did a bad job at explaining :) Those...

    I guess I did a bad job at explaining :)

    Those bi- and tri-level auto racks are two-part cars. One part is the "base", a flatcar, usually owned by one of the big leasing companies like TTX. The...
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    Interesting, and those boxes sure point to a...

    Interesting, and those boxes sure point to a kitbash based on those coaches.

    It might also be the base, the autorack flatcar, of a multi level auto carrier? I have no idea if Lima ever made some,...
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    It's always nice to have some modules and to see...

    It's always nice to have some modules and to see people get into that :) Exactly the "prepare on the workbench, install in the layout" aspect is very helpful.



    Only if you use the superelevated...
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    Repeat on the other track ;) Seriously, looks...

    Repeat on the other track ;)

    Seriously, looks good. Maybe a little more variety in the greenery - you do have those highlights, and they already add a lot to the scene, so some debris, leaves,...
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    Thanks for sharing, very nice weathering /...

    Thanks for sharing, very nice weathering / fading!

    OT: When did Hazmat transport regulation (placards, buffer cars etc.) really kick in? I'm feeling unsafe with those tank cars right behind the...
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    Nothing picture-worthy here: Reorganized my...

    Nothing picture-worthy here: Reorganized my storage, realized I did have a few metal wheelsets leftover and so managed to equip all but three of my cars with metal wheels. The remaining ones will get...
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    I like it, especially the balance between the...

    I like it, especially the balance between the operating part, that will keep you busy for a nice while, and the scenic part, on which you can just watch trains run in circles :)

    Just a handful of...
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    Here we have it :) Overview:...

    Here we have it :)

    Overview:
    https://he-ro.fairuse.org/nextcloud/index.php/s/gXb3WbBTqsotXpW/download

    A bunch of new cars (among them my now newest car, repaint 2018-12...)...
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    Here they are :) ...

    Here they are :)

    https://he-ro.fairuse.org/nextcloud/index.php/s/Lq4nLFYrt39jztm/download

    Along with a bunch of MTL magnematic couplers, 1015s and 2004s. And some BLMA car stops fell into the...
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    On most cars I've seen, the coupler boxes are...

    On most cars I've seen, the coupler boxes are screwed or glued on. Though I don't have any Micro-Trains passenger cars, so take that with a grain of salt.

    Micro Trains has the screws in their...
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